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September 28, 2020

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Monday, September 28th, 2020
 
Principal’s Message
School Pictures School pictures will be taken for all students on Friday, Oct. 2nd. These are the photos that will ultimately end up in the school yearbook. There are always several parents who decide to purchase these but you are underno obligation to do that. The company taking the photos (Photo Texas) has been doing this for years and they always do a good job. This year they’ve implemented all the appropriate social distancing measures for their photographers and our In-Person students will have their photo taken sometime between 8 am and 10 am on Friday. Photo Texas fliers explaining this information and more will be provided today to our In-Person students through their 5thperiod classes.
 
Photo Texas is also providing an opportunity for our Synchronous and Asynchronous students to come up on Friday and have their photo taken in a designated spot outside of the school building. Parents or guardians of Synch and Asynch students will need to sign up online for a specific time slot. Here is the link where parents or guardians of Synch or Asynch students should sign up. http://bit.ly/uc-DanforthJHSOct
 
Finally, here is the online order information for all Danforth JH students. Use online order code: PTPUChttp://online.phototexasphotography.com/
 
And the answer to the question I’ve already heard is...No...students don’t have to wear a mask in their photo.
 
Rotary Loves Readers Contest
Each school year the Rotary Club of Wimberley provides our Danforth students an opportunity to participate in four contests where they have the chance to win money prizes. And it’s pretty good money. $100 for first place and $50 for second place. The first contest is for students to “write a letter to the editor of a newspaper detailing your opinion on the importance of libraries in your life and/or the life of our community”. All of the details have already been provided to students via their whole school Google Classroom.The deadline for entries to be submitted is October 9that 4 pm.
 
2nd Six Weeks –Sept. 28th through Nov. 6th
On Your Mark
Get Set
Good Grades
 
Thanks for taking a look at the Newsletter
Greg Howard, Principal
 
In the next few days
Thursday, Oct. 1st Volleyball vs. Boerne South; B games at 5 pm; A games after B8thgrade AWAY; 7thgrade HOME Friday, Oct. 2nd School Pictures
 

More detailed info about other Danforth activities

From Lori Pharis, Counselor

Camp Havenheart is a one-day Grief Camp for students ages 7-18 years old grieving the loss of a loved one.If you are interested click here for a flyerand clickhere for the application. Applications are due Friday October 2nd.For more info: www.hopehospice.net

From Danforth PTO                                                We’re still collecting funds for our 1st teacher/staff luncheon on October 1st. Let’s show our appreciation by given them a nice lunch provided by Wimberley Subs and Salads. Select the link to make contributions:https://signup.com/go/GXYncvYFrom

District Nurse Darelle Jordan

Nurse Tip

When to Stay Home and How to Come Back

Our mitigation strategies of limiting the number of students who gather in groups, wearing masks and distancing when we can, washing hands, disinfecting environments are working to limit the spread of COVID and keeping our most vulnerable protected. As a smalldistrict with a sense of community, connection and care we are all doing our part and it shows.

With any large endeavor there is always a need to improve and persist. As more and more students join us face to face there are a few details about when to stay home from face to face school and limit contact with others that need to get out to our community both in the school and our broadercommunity of families.

Everyonewho comes into a WISD building must be screened (either at the door or self screeningbefore arrival)

If you answeryes to any screeningquestion pleasestay home

When you stay homecontact the school nurseand attendance clerk

Please stay home if someone in your family has apositiveCOVID test orIs awaiting test results

Everyonewho stays home for symptoms, testing, isolation, quarantine, or awaiting resultsmust check in with the nurse before returning to school

From Yearbook Advisor, Meagan Williamson

All students were mailed a yearbook purchase form last week to their house from our book publisher Balfour. Please buy your book as soon as possible. They are $35 with a free name stamp through December. The price will raise to $40 with $5 name stamps and icons in January. You may pick up an order form in the front office or from Mrs. Williamson in room 109 if you need one. You may also buy a book on balfour.com.